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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:22 AM

Trump 'Doesn't Know What He's Doing Or Talking About' - Brett McGurk - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC



Brett McGurk, former special presidential envoy to The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, talks with Rachel Maddow about the disturbing gap between what Donald Trump says about the situation in Syria and the actual consequences of Trump's foolhardy decision to abruptly abandon Kurdish allies. Aired on 10/16/19.


Second half of the interview is here:

Trump wings Syria policy heedless of US personnel in harm's way

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-wings-syria-policy-heedless-of-us-personnel-in-harm-s-way-71445573724

Brett McGurk, former special presidential envoy to The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's apparent lack of consideration for US service members and other personnel when he decided to abandon Kurdish allies to Turkish aggression.

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Reply Trump 'Doesn't Know What He's Doing Or Talking About' - Brett McGurk - Rachel Maddow - MSNBC (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2019 OP
dewsgirl Oct 2019 #1
yuiyoshida Oct 2019 #2
Mc Mike Oct 2019 #3
Duppers Oct 2019 #4
Mc Mike Oct 2019 #5
Duppers Oct 2019 #6
Mc Mike Oct 2019 #8
smirkymonkey Oct 2019 #7
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2019 #9
2naSalit Oct 2019 #10
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2019 #11
2naSalit Oct 2019 #12
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2019 #13
2naSalit Oct 2019 #14

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:42 AM

1. His tweets have been frightening. He has a lot to say about

the whole fiasco.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:48 AM

2. Trump 'Doesn't Know What He's Doing Or Talking About' - Brett McGurk

sometimes ya gotta laugh to prevent from crying !

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:02 PM

3. That headline is timeless, could be used to describe him at any point over the last half century. nt

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:44 PM

4. Absolutely. And this from a Repub who was at one time

was inside Trump's administration.

He's an extraordinary truth-teller now.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:26 AM

5. Brett was always a pro, despite his failings in choosing a political party.

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Twitler said Obama founded ISIS. Twitler knew all about ISIS.

Then he came into office and had nobody in mind to appoint as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. He didn't even know he had to appoint someone to fill the position, he had no clue. So he had to beg Obama's appointee, Brett McGurk, to stay. He had beg the 'founder of ISIS's' guy to stay manning the position as the head of the US fight against ISIS.

Then after 2 years of McGurk sticking it out working for him, in December of '18 Rump said ISIS was defeated, so he's pulling out of Syria. McGurk said he was quitting because of that, and Rump said he didn't know McGurk, the guy he put in charge of defeating ISIS.

He knows all about ISIS, knows ISIS is defeated, he just doesn't know the guy who he'd put in charge of defeating ISIS.

Rump performed at the usual Rump level of competence. Be stupid, lie, fail, say you succeeded greatly and hugely, show you're stupid and incompetent again, and lie again.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:53 AM

6. Thank you for that most important info.

I should have done background reading before posting.

McGurk was impressive, most credible, and passionate in this interview. And appeared to be unlike other tRump hires, so it makes sense that he *wasn't* actually a tRump hire. Years of McGurk's hard fought accomplishments have been destroyed by that know-nothing in the WH.

Thanks again, Mc Mike.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 09:40 PM

8. You're welcome, Duppers. Thanks for the nice reply. Nt.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:47 PM

7. Very impressive interview.

He really underscores the gravity of this situation and Trump's carelessness in pulling out. I honestly hope that none of our troops are harmed because of this stupid, reckless decision.

It could have been my brother over there and I can't imagine what the family members of those troops are feeling right now. I know I would be sick to my stomach with fear and furious at the fact that this know-nothing president had put a loved one in harm's way.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:24 AM

9. He impressed me so I had to find it. He's not just an expert, he knows these people and the region

Unlike the disaster-in-chief. I could feel his pain when he was speaking and my heart breaks for all those Trump carelessly put in harm's way - especially knowing that he still has no comprehension or regrets.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:22 AM

10. K&R

Thanks for posting that!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:26 AM

11. Thanks! I saw this on TV and wanted to pass it on

This guy obviously knows what he's talking about and I found what he said quite affecting. He seemed to get almost choked up so I did too.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:41 AM

12. I saw it

on live stream and I agree. Made me mad rather than sad. I don't know what comes next but it isn't gonna be good.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:50 AM

13. Oh. I agree - Every time we think it can't get worse, it does - by a lot!

It's mind boggling to hear what's really going on and that anyone who could step up and do the right thing is capable of ignoring it. Not to mention those who aren't paying attention, intentionally or not. Bill Maher explained it tonight when he showed a clip of delusional Trump saying that everyone was "happy" now - in so many words. He said that there are actually people who only see and hear this and believe it!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:55 AM

14. I watched that too

and thank you for posting those as well. It was a good show this week. Susan Rice is amazing. There was a lot to think about with what all of them talked about.

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